FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers tonight with a chilly start to the week

Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 6:15 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2023 at 10:45 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Happy Sunday! There is still a chance for scattered showers across central Alabama tonight. Most of central Alabama will be dry by 5 am Monday morning. Tonight, will be chilly, with lows in the upper 30s. Roads are still sleek, so be cautious of any ponding. Expect winds to be calm tonight. As you’re preparing for the work week ahead, plan to dress warm Monday morning! Temperatures will be in the upper 30s to start your work week.

Start of the week: Though we get a brief reprieve from the dreary weather on Monday, another system will head our way Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. For Monday, expect a mix of sun and clouds with Monday morning temperatures near 40 and highs in the low 50s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast(WBRC)

Tuesday Storms: Right now, rain looks to arrive during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday, with possible severe thunderstorms Tuesday night. Rain showers will linger into Wednesday morning. There is a concern for severe weather with this system, mainly for the southern half of Alabama. There is a chance for severe thunderstorm activity, including damaging wind gusts up to 40 mph, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado. Nevertheless, we will keep an eye out for any localized flooding concerns and the development of this next system as it approaches.

Beyond: Temperatures should stay seasonable for late January with lows near 40 and highs in the 50s. Wednesday evening will be mostly cloudy with temperatures overnight as low as the upper 30s. Next Thursday is thus far trending drier and cooler, as well, with lows at freezing and highs only in the 40s under a cloudy sky. Next Friday looks cloudy, too, with highs in the low 50s. Saturday will bring us a mix of sun and clouds before our next rain chance Sunday and Monday of the following week.

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